Guide to Vacation Bible Schools

Summer is a great opportunity to enroll your kids in Vacation Bible School! Each camp gives your children the chance to explore their senses, make new friends, and there is a good message to focus on each day. It’s also typically cheap or FREE and full of arts, crafts, games and songs! Most VBS programs are welcome to the general public, so you do not have to be members of the church. Your kids will leave the week gaining confidence, friends, and a meaningful message. Browse your area of town and get signed up today! If you are looking for other fun activities for your children this summer, be sure to check out our comprehensive list of Summer Camps

Guide to Vacation Bible Schools {2018} 

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Bexley UMC 

June 10th- June 14th, 2018 | Ages 3- 3rd grade from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 


St. Pius X Church

June 24 – June 28 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. | For ages 4 years old (toilet trained) through students who have completed 6th grade. Registration begins in May.


North Broadway United Methodist Church

August 6th- August 10th, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | For ages 3 year- 5th grade. Also offering an afternoon camp starting August 7th.  

Immaculate Conception

Typically held mid-July, updates coming soon on their website. 

Our Lady of Peace

Typically held in July, check the website for updates. 


Dublin Baptist Church

June 3rd- June 6th, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Online registration is open.  

Indian Run United Methodist Church of Dublin

June 11th – 15th from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Registration opens in May.

Northwest Chapel

June 18 – 22nd from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Ages 4 – 4th grade. Free

Northwest Presbyterian Church

July 9th- 13th, 2018 | Registration is at the end of May. 

St. Brigid of Kildare

June 18th – 22nd, 2018 | VBS is open to 3-year-olds, which is new this year (limited space). Registration is open online for ages 3 – 4th grade. Cost is $40 per child.

St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church

July 16th- July 20th, 2018 | Registration begins soon! 

Dublin Presbyterian Church

June 4th-8th 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 

Amlin UMC

June 30th 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. | Free One Day Vacation Bible School for PreK- 5th Grade 


Liberty Presbyterian Church

July 23rd- July 27th, 2018 | Preschool through 5th grade can register after April 23rd. 


Stonybrook Church VBS

June 11th – June 15th, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Ages 4 (potty trained) through 4th grade

Mifflin Presbyterian Church VBS

June 4th-8th, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. | Ages 4 through 5th graders

St. Luke Church Elementary VBS

June 10th – 14th, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Elementary schoolers

Peace Lutheran VBS

June 18th – 22nd, 2018 from 9:00 a.m.- Noon |  Pre-K through 5th grade

Infinite Church VBS

Vacation Bible School will be held over the weekend from August 10-11, 2018. They also offer a variety of kids camps throughout the month of June.  


Granville Vacation Bible School 

June 4th-8th, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

This week of fun is hosted by Centenary UMC, First Presbyterian, St. Edwards, St. Luke’s, and United Church of Granville.

Grove City

First Presbyterian Church of Grove City

June 25th -29th


Saint Brendan

PM Session July 17- 21, 2018 | 6:15 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. 

AM Session July 18-22, 2018 | 9:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. 

Northwest Bible Church

June 18th- June 22nd, 2018 | Registration is open!

Hilliard United Methodist Church

July 30th- August 3rd, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  | Ages 4- 6th grade 

Lewis Center

Grace Point Community Church

June 6th-June 8th, 2018 from 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. 


Marysville Church of Christ

Dates aren’t listed on the church website, but it does say there is a different theme each year. VBS is open to all children age 4 through 6th grade.

Marysville Grace

June 25th – 29th

For kids who attended Kindergarten through 6th grade in the 2017-2018 school year. The Time Lab VBS Camp is free, but donations are accepted for a missions project. There is a FAQ section and a lot of details about this VBS Camp on the Marysville Grace website. 

New Albany

Church of the Resurrection

June 18th – 22nd, 2018 (9:00 a.m.- noon)

June 17th – 21st, 2018 (6:00 p.m.- 8:40 p.m.)

Ages 5 through entering 5th grade, and a limited preschool program for 3-4 year olds.

Jersey Church

June 5th – 8th, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Sports & Art Camp for grades 1-6.

July 23rd – 26th from 6:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. | VBS for ages 4 – 5th grade. Registration begins in May.

New Albany UMC

June 24th – June 28th, 2018 – 3 1/2 – starting K from 6:00 p.m. – 8:15 pm., and starting 1st to 6th grade- 6:00 p.m. – 8:40p.m.

There is also a morning session from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on June 25th- June 28th, 2018 for 3 1/2 to starting kindergarten. 

New Albany Presbyterian Church

July 16th – 20th, 2018 | Ages 4 years through 4th grade  


Tri-Village Christian Church

June 24th-June 28th from 6:30-9:00 p.m. | For children age 2- 6th grade. Thursday evening will a closing party with inflatables, food, and games called “Overtime”. 


Violet Baptist Church VBS

June 16th – 20th, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon | Registration opens June 1st for ages Kindergarten through 6th graders.


June 25th – 29th, 2018 | Preschool through 6th grade.

Plain City

Jerome Church 

May 29th – May 31st from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Community VBS & Safety Week | FREE- held at Jerome Township Fire Station Park)

July 15th – July 18th from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. or July 16 – July 19 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m – Shipwrecked VBS (identical sessions) | FREE- held at Jerome Church


Liberty Presbyterian Church

July 23rd – July 27th from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Preschool through 5th grade. Priority registration will be given to Liberty children before registration opens to the public on Monday, April 23 and will close when they reach the capacity of 300 children. 

Powell United Methodist Church

June 3rd – June 7th from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. is the evening session. Dinner is served from 5:30 pm – 5:55 pm. June 4th – June 8th is the morning session from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. | Registration is open and slots are filling up. The VBS Camp is offered for children in preschool (fully potty trained) through 6th grade.

Saint Joan of Arc

June 24 – 28 in the evening for students entering grades 7 – 12. June 25 – 29 during the day for students entering grades 1 – 6. June 25 – 29 during the morning for preschool VBS.


Reynoldsburg UMC

June 18th – 22nd, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – Noon |  Pre-K through current 4th Grade- Free and registration open May 7th. 

Reynoldsburg Baptist Church

June 18th – 22nd, 2018 | Register after April 15 for ages Kindergarten through 6th grade


Sunbury UMC

Held in June for children ages 3 (potty trained) – 5th grade. No charge. 


St. Paul’s Catholic Church

June 25-29, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Cost is $40 for ages preschool- 4th grade and $20 dollars for 5th and 6th graders with a $100 family cap. 

Calvery Bible Baptist Church

June 4th- 8th, 2018 from 6:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 

Church of the Messiah 

June 25th- June 29th, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. for ages PreK- 5th grade.

Westerville Christian Church

Typically in June for ages 4- 5th grade. Check website for updates! 

Genoa Baptist 

June 11th- June 14th, 2018 | 4-year-old through 5th grade

Grace Lutheran Church 

Typically held in July- Be sure to check back for updates! 

Church of the Master United Methodist

July 23-27, 2018 | 9:00 – 12:00 for ages 3-5, 9:30-2:45 for grades 1-5, and Survivor Camp for grades 6,7,8 from 9:30 to 2:45. Cost ranges from $25-50 depending on age. 


Saint Michael’s Church

Typically in July, date not set yet. Check their website for updates soon!

Worthington Presbyterian Church

June 4-8th, 2018 | Ages 3,4,5 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. ($25 per child) and grades 1st grade through 6th grade will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 1:oo p.m. ($50 per child) 

All Saints Lutheran Church

June 11- 15, 2018 and June 19 – 22, 2018 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Cost is $25 

St. John’s Episcopal Church 

Monday evenings in June from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 

Linworth Baptist Church 

June 24th- 29th, 2018 

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church

June 18-21, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 

Upper Arlington/Grandview Heights

Riverside United Methodist Church

July 30- August 3rd 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | More information to come so be sure to check their website often.

Covenant Presbyterian Church

Tentatively set for July 23rd- July 27th, 2018 | Sign up is mid-April. 

Upper Arlington Lutheran Church

June 11th- June 15th, 2018 | Morning and afternoon sessions for K-6 and also Young VBS for 18 months- Preschool with a parent. 

St. Christopher Parish

June 19th- June 22nd, 2018 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Registration ends June 11th for ages PreK – 5th grade.

As you can see, there are a lot of options all around the city! If you are a member of a church that you know is offering a VBS this summer and we didn’t include it in this Vacation Bible Schools list, please let us know. As always check websites for updates or changes to price, date, or time. Don’t miss out on this educational, fun, and affordable way to make summer memories! 

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9 Responses to Guide to Vacation Bible Schools

  1. Holly Monnier April 12, 2018 at 1:51 pm #

    St. Peter VBS in Columbus (Near Dublin, Worthington and Powell)
    June 18th-21st
    Shipwrecked Totally Catholic VBS

  2. Dublin Presbyterian April 12, 2018 at 6:46 pm #

    Dublin Presbyterian Church, June 4-8, 6pm-8:30pm

  3. Kristi Frazier May 2, 2018 at 6:47 am #

    Thank you for compiling this list! Tri-Village Christian Church in Pataskala OH is hosting VBS June 24-28, 2018. 6:30-9pm
    We have programming for children ages 2-6th grade. Register at

    • Amy Onifer
      Amy Onifer May 3, 2018 at 12:14 pm #

      Thanks for sharing this information!

  4. Neika N June 4, 2018 at 11:44 am #

    You don’t have any listed that are actually in Columbus.

    • Amy Onifer
      Amy Onifer June 6, 2018 at 10:25 am #

      We couldn’t find any within the city. Do you have any recommendations? We would love to include some.

  5. Mary Larson June 7, 2018 at 9:12 pm #

    Liberty Baptist Church of the Deaf VBS Aug 5th to 9th, 2018

    Address is 1552 Elmore ave, columbus ohio 43224

    6pm to 830pm

    Contact Mary for details at [email protected]

  6. Sarah Shearer June 15, 2018 at 10:43 am #

    Time Lab VBS June 25-29, 9:00am-12pm, July 1, 10:45-3:00 closing program/family picnic at Maranatha Baptist Church in West side Columbus
    4663 Trabue Rd, Columbus OH 43228
    4yrs – entering 8th grade
    Register online at

  7. Amy July 7, 2018 at 12:30 pm #

    Faith Life Church
    July 10-13
    2407 Beech Rd
    New Albany

    Enroll for free at